RN Homecare - Contingent, Afternoons

Hospice Of Northwest Ohio • Perrysburg, OH 43551

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

This position provides direct nursing care to hospice patients in various homecare settings including ALF/ECFs.


* Graduate of an accredited school of registered nursing; BSN preferred.

* Currently licensed as an RN through the Ohio Board of Nursing; must be able to obtain a license in the state of Michigan.

* Minimum 2 years of medical-surgical nursing experience preferred; previous experience in homecare, and/or hospice experience is preferred.

* Has working experience charting in an EMR system; Cerner system preferred.

* Possesses clinical expertise related to critical thinking, assessment, problem-solving, and technical skills.

* Possesses the ability to provide basic and skilled nursing care, set priorities of care, and appropriately assess limits of intervention.

* Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, and team members regarding care issues.

* Has the ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team.

* Demonstrates strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.

* Must be a licensed driver with an automobile in good working condition and is insured in accordance with state and agency requirements.

* Understands the hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying, concepts of pain/symptom management, and adult teaching/learning principles.


* Responds to patient family needs and provides professional nursing care to patients and family by utilizing all elements of the nursing process including:

* contributes to the comprehensive assessment

* develops, collaborates, implements the plan of care in conjunction with IDT to meet patient/family physical, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, and bereavement needs

* evaluates patient/family outcomes

* delegates care appropriately, provides supervision to LPN and HA and documents according to agency standards

* provides hands on patient care, medications, services, and prescribed treatments including those requiring professional nursing skills

* initiates appropriate referrals to other health disciplines and to other agencies for needed services

* teaches appropriate care, treatment, information and health practices to patients, families, caretaker(s), and others

* discharges patients according to agency policies

* obtains and processes physician orders

* maintains a safe environment for patients and uses equipment safely and properly

* Maintains communication with appropriate team members/supervisors regarding patient care issues. Effectively communicates verbal and written patient/family information to IDT members.

* Initiates appropriate referrals to other health disciplines and to other agencies for needed services.

* Participates in designated weekend rotations, later shifts, and on-call rotations as required.

* Conducts admission/evaluation visits according to agency standards (shift dependent).

* Provides support at the time of death, if in attendance, and assists with closure contacts as assigned.

* Completes clinical documentation timely and accurately according to agency standards.

* Effectively and efficiently manages resources (supplies, medications, and equipment).

* Maintains infection control practices as related to patient care activities and agency standards.

* Responsible for learning and utilizing technology made available by the agency to increase efficiency, communication and performance of duties.

* Participates in the agency's Quality Improvement program.

* Attends staff meetings and completes all mandatory training.

* Holds in strictest confidence all patient information and discloses information and data only to persons authorized by Hospice.

* Performs other duties as assigned.


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